Carol McKinley has posted a shocking story about the origins of Voice of the Faithful. It sounds almost too crazy, but in light of so much else, it’s plausible.
Basically, the story is that a small group of priests have long butted heads with Cardinal Law over fidelity to the Church’s teachings. They eventually formed a group called the Boston Priests Forum. When the Scandal broke in January, they saw their chance to have a priests’ revolt. But Fr. Dick “is-my-collar-on-straight” McBrien advised them that they needed a lay arm to do the dirty work of undermining the cardinal in public And voila, VOTF was born. Is it true? I don’t know, but it wouldn’t surprise me.